betty-may

Book review: Tiger Woman, My Story

Few autobiographies have drawn me in more than Tiger Woman, My Story (Betty May, Duckworth, publication date: 17 July 2014), the story of  London-born dancer, singer, gang member, cocaine addict and...
lifestyle illustrations of the 60s

Book review: Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s

Few books show the monumental social change that happened throughout the Sixties in a more appealing visual style than Lifestyle Illustrations of the 1960s (Rian Hughes & David Roach, Carlton Books,...
a century of hairstyles

Book review: A Century of Hairstyles

Nifty little guide A Century of Hairstyles (Pamela Church Gibson, Shire Publications, £7.20 on Amazon) is a lovely overview of 20th Century male and female hair styles from Edwardian Gibson girls to...
fruit jellies

Book review: The Vintage Sweets Book

If you have a sweet tooth and like your treats to be retro - think fruit jellies, nougat or love hearts, toffee bonbons, liquorice, gumdrops, marshmallows or sherbet dips  - then The Vintage Sweets Book...
style your modern vintage home

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...
lee miller

Book review: Lee Miller In Fashion

Fashion model, surrealist artist, muse, photographer, war correspondent—Lee Miller defies categorization. Although Miller's photography has been previously explored, there is now finally a book solely...
Fashion in the 1920s

Book review: Fashion in the 1920s

If you're looking for an introductory guide to Twenties fashion, look no further. Fashion in the 1920s (Jayne Shrimpton, Shire Library, £6.67 on Amazon right now) gives an excellent overview of the decade's...
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Book review: Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 (Kathleen York, Shire Publications,£5.99 on Amazon) gives a fascinating overview of American bridal fashion in the first half of the 20th Century....
classic hollywood style

Book review: Classic Hollywood Style

Classic Hollywood Style (Frances Lincoln, buy on Amazon now for £12.80) explores the impact of film costumes and movie fashion on everyday style. From Claudette Colbert's fringed, exotic gowns in Cecil B...